Blog: Global Health

The Missing Link: Addressing the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescent Girls in Liberia

By Aisha Cooper Bruce on September 5, 2012

In my home country of Liberia, the social and cultural impact on adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health is devastating. Girls face many issues when it comes to their sexual reproductive health and rights, including social isolation, lack of education, traditional practices, economic disparities, violence and issues of confidentiality and stigmatization.

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Back to School: A New Way to Learn about mHealth

By Sarah Struble on August 30, 2012

Are you new to mHealth and want to learn more? Or are you well-established in the field and want to bounce ideas off of a cross-section of the community? If so, check out the mHealth Alliance’s new online course, which we have developed with TechChange, the Institute for Technology and Social Change.

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Stopping Malaria’s Climb on the Slopes of Kilimanjaro

By Susannah Rosenblatt on August 13, 2012

Adventure seekers know the village of Marangu, Tanzania as the gateway to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. However, before you reach the trailhead, veer to the left onto a winding, rutted, dirt road, and you’ll discover a lesser-known corner of Marangu. This is home to Ngaruma Parish, a community of 700 or so Lutheran worshippers, and ground zero in Tanzania’s fight against malaria.

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Common Sense: Integrated SRH/HIV Services

By Kathy Calvin on July 26, 2012

Imagine a life where you live on less than two dollars a day. You have been saving for months to afford a trip to the health clinic. With your payment in hand, you walk three hours to get to the nearest clinic, carrying your young children with you. When you finally arrive, you want to be able to receive information and testing for HIV and also pick up contraception to prevent pregnancy, but you’re told that the clinic does not provide both services.

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A Strong Global Fund is Vital to an AIDS-Free Generation

By Peter Yeo on July 24, 2012

Over the span of three decades, humanity has witnessed the rise of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, and also launched one of history’s greatest global attacks. Just 30 years ago, AIDS was barely uttered in newspapers anywhere around the globe, let alone becoming a household term. Twenty years ago, AIDS became the number one cause of death for U.S. men ages 25 to 44.

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Why I’m Committed to Turning the Tide on AIDS

By Bill Gates on July 22, 2012

Florence Daka is a healthy mother of four who lives in Lusaka, Zambia. She sees her children off to school every morning and works a full day cleaning offices. That may not sound extraordinary, but it is. It’s extraordinary because Florence is alive and well and living with HIV, thanks to the effective treatment that she takes.

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A Right to Reproductive Health

By Peter Yeo on July 10, 2012

As a child growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I watched my mother go to work each day, dedicated to running our local women’s health clinic. A staunch defender of reproductive rights, she was armed with more than a team of medical experts, but also the kindness and wisdom that patients—many of them young women—relied on to prepare for the rest of their lives.

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